Bob Van Dyke Shop Tip: Use Epoxy to Fill Voids in Wood
Combine a 5-minute epoxy and black pigment to make a natural-looking filler
Traditional two-part epoxy is more than just a tough glue. In woodworking epoxy holds a number of uses beyond its adhesive qualities. From inlaying simple stringing effects to it’s use as a hardening agent for “punky” woods, epoxy is very versatile.
In this short video, Fine Woodworking contributor and Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking director Bob Van Dyke demonstrates a method for filling voids in wood using tinted epoxy. You’ll learn how to mix, apply, and smooth a filler that’s virtually indistinguishable from naturally occurring flecks of color in wood. This technique works on natural voids, and for fixing small mistakes like pin holes and dents. Bob also demonstrates how to make man-made holes look like naturally occurring voids.
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